Youth Mentoring works closely with media companies, media professionals and youth organisations to help unlock young people's potential
Free professional support for your youth media project
Do you run media projects with young people? Perhaps the young people you work with are producing a film, magazine, radio show, website or photography project.
Media Trust recruits industry professionals as volunteer mentors to share practical skills with young people involved in media projects. This is a completely free service to organisations working with disadvantaged 13-25 year olds on media projects.
The London and Essex element of this service is run in partnership with The Jack Petchey Foundation. The Foundation exists to raise the aspirations of young people, to help them take advantage of opportunities and play a full part in society.
We can support your project by giving young people access to role models who can share practical media skills ranging from journalism and digital media to film-making and photography; offering advice, guidance and encouragement. Our mentors can get involved in anything from a one-off workshop that lasts just a few hours to longer-term projects spanning weeks or months.
'The mentors' contribution has been great. They built strong relationships with the young people in a very short time scale.'
Lucy Bird, Team Coordinator, Trident Young People's Services
How will it work?